"Fabulous anthology, a keeper!!!!"
What do you call an anthology filled with futuristic,
paranormal and supernatural stories all filled with
romance? Outstanding is one word that springs to mind
while Phantasmagorical is another. These nine stories are
written by the most imaginative and creative authors in
the sub-genre loosely labeled speculative romantic fiction.
In The Girl In The Box by Janet Miller, Amirlla
Asheras works third shift on space station Blue while
communicating with her friend Garth on the space freighter
Noble Cause. She refuses to let him see her or meet with
her because she doesn't want to see the pity in his eyes
when he finds out she is handicapped. It is only when a
near tragedy occurs does she realize love transcends all
obstacles. This beautiful futuristic love will acquaint
readers with a very talented author.
Readers who loved Rosemary Laurey's dragon and a human
love story in Paradox will want to read Kallaayt's tale.
Arragh's friend, the dragon Kallaayt, expects that his
mate Gwen will welcome him with open arms even though she
never saw him in his dragon form. When he goes to fetch
her, he finds her pregnant by a man who raped her and in
her shame refuses to believe he wants her anyway. Finding
a way to tell her he is a dragon and can take her away
from the town that punishes her proves to be an almost
impossible task, almost as hard as punishing the bishop
who wants to prevent Gwen from leaving the brothel. As
always Rosemary Laurey writes a memorable tale.
J.C. Wilder tells a beautiful romantic fantasy of an
immortal she-elf who lives under a curse. Any man that
kisses her turns into a stone statue of a gargoyle. Only
the kiss of her true love will set her free but after two
centuries she gives up hope and prepares to kill herself.
That is when an injured Ranolf enters her life and changes
Other authors in this anthology include Linnea Sinclair
with a fabulous tale as well (wish she would publish a big
book soon,( hint hint) as C. B. Scott, Ellen Edgar, Isabo
Kelly, K.G. McAbee and Donna MacMeans.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 27, 2003